Center for Community Engagement



noun    ser·vice-learn·ing \ˈsər-vəs lərn-ing\

definition: Service-learning is a method of teaching that consists of student participation in a service activity that meets an identified community need, has a connection to course content, and includes continuous reflection emphasizing the learning involved in the experience.


Thanks to all who joined us on April 26th for our first annual Service-Learning Showcase!

PDF icon2017 Service-Learning Showcase Schedule and Map


Building Service-Learning into Every Student's Education:
VUSM 300: Serving the Common Good

Following in the Franciscan tradition and Viterbo value of service, all Viterbo students are required to complete the core curriculum mission course “Serving the Common Good.” This course (VUSM 3XX) gives students hands-on experience in civic engagement that connects back to the material learned in the course. Students participate in activities designed to foster the common good while reflecting on their values and practices of community, servant leadership, and collaboration. Partnerships and collaborations with community partners allow students to demonstrate a developing competency of community engagement and civic responsibility.